Definition of Balance

Noun

  • a scale for weighing
    depends on pull of gravity
  • a wheel that regulates the rate of movement in a machine
    especially a wheel oscillating against the hairspring of a timepiece to regulate its beat
    - balance wheel
  • a weight that balances another weight
  • (mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation
    exact reflection of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane
  • the seventh sign of the zodiac
    the sun is in this sign from about September 23 to October 22
    - libra the balance - libra the scales
  • (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Libra
  • the difference between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account
  • something left after other parts have been taken away
    "there was no remainder"
    "he threw away the rest"
    "he took what he wanted and I got the balance"
  • equality of distribution
  • harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design)
    "in all perfectly beautiful objects there is found the opposition of one part to another and a reciprocal balance"- John Ruskin
  • equality between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account
  • a state of equilibrium

Verb

  • be in equilibrium
    "He was balancing on one foot"
  • hold or carry in equilibrium
  • compute credits and debits of an account
  • bring into balance or equilibrium
    "She has to balance work and her domestic duties"
    "balance the two weights"
    - equilibrize - equilibrise
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Unscramble balance

80 unscramble word found using the letters balance.

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